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Poster: verylazylightning Date: Apr 13, 2010 11:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Hugely Recommended New Book (Dead-related)

Orange Sunshine: The Brotherhood of Eternal Love and Its Quest to Spread Peace, Love, and Acid to the World
by Nicholas Schou

This book will send you rocketing back into the California-Dead-Leary-Acid-Hippie era, even if you weren't there in the first place. If you have no idea who the
Brotherhood were, this account is an eye-opener into
perhaps the one entity most dedicated to the ideals of that
period. It also is an amazing adventure yarn, and a
fascinating and often amusing look at the characters who
defined that time. Many of the principals survive to this
day - one major player now devotes his time between
"golf and meditating"!
Contrary to popular opinion, the idealism that drove
the Sixties almost managed to attain the goals they
espoused - at the very least, millions of people were
positively affected and their lives changed, despite the
inability to radically transform society as a whole.
In retrospect, the failures of the movement
can be analyzed, and, curiously, it becomes apparent that
none of the underlying factors ( mostly political naivete)
were fatal to the realization of the dream. If at first
you don't succeed.....
In reading and re-reading this book, it seems believable
that this all could be successfully revived, leading to
a renaissance. Certainly, the legalization of marijuana
(which might very realistically be the case this November
in California) would provide a powerful impetus in this direction.
Anyway, read the book!

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Poster: cush212 Date: Apr 15, 2010 10:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hugely Recommended New Book (Dead-related)

I was there. Orange sunshine is some of the worst LSD I've ever taken! Had far too much strychnine in it, unless you like a big hit of speed with your LSD... I was weened on some of Owsley's best and have had very good sources over the years (got out of the business in the late 80's) so I think I can speak on this subject. Having been loosely associated with the "brotherhood", They were (are?) in my humble opinion a bunch of wolves (no offense to our Brother Dire) in tie dyed clothing... Peace & Love and lock & load! They, the higher ups were not nice people, preached the truth while counting the money... I could go on, but I'm not going to. Not all of them were bad, I don't remember names and would not mention them anyway, but...

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Poster: spacedface Date: Apr 14, 2010 11:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hugely Recommended New Book (Dead-related)

Is it better than Tendler and May's Brotherhood of Eternal Love"? You can find that one online since at one point it was very rare even in paperback.


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Poster: He Live's Date: Apr 13, 2010 7:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hugely Recommended New Book (Dead-related)

that sounds cool. but why is your formatting so bad?

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Apr 15, 2010 5:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hugely Recommended New Book (Dead-related)